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noun as in opportunist

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Bob Smith: unbalanced, inconstant, and even more of a carpetbagger than the other guy.

The country carpetbagger has become such a regular that Kyle Coroneos has indentified three steps to career reinvention.

An East Coast carpetbagger doesn't get away with insulting a child of California from a family with decades of public service.

The two biggest hurdles executives entering politics face is being viewed as either a carpetbagger or egomaniac.

He was told that he was a carpetbagger, but he desperately wanted to serve the people, as I do.

The charge of corruption laid at the door of the Negro carpetbagger governments is to a large extent true.

Tarbell in 1887 called himself a conservative carpetbagger, one who found himself in the minority.

The conference of the carpetbagger with the little Governor proved more ominous than even Norton had feared.

"You'll go down, all right—without those troops—mark my word," cried the Carpetbagger.

In vain his Carpetbagger lieutenant congratulated him on the success of his Napoleonic move.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to carpetbagger, such as: bounder, go-getter, ingrate, timeserver, and trimmer.

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